Understanding the Sacraments | Part 1 of 2


Event Details


If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your presbytery before registering for this course.

Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together.  This is a 4-day training course, delivered in two parts.

This four-day course is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, and it is also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to
spend a block of time exploring communion and baptism.

The course will enable lay people to engage with the theology and practice of the two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion, as celebrated by the Uniting Church in Australia.

Dates: Part One: Tue. 6 Nov. to Wed. 7 November 2018

                 AND

Part Two: Tue. 13 Nov. to Wed. 14 November 2018

Times: Start: 9:00 a.m. / Finish: 4:30 p.m. (each day)
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $380 for four full days of training
(includes: course materials and a catered
morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on each day).
Facilitator(s): Rev Bronwyn Murphy
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.

Course Timetable available for download: {Coming Soon}

Pre-course Reading and Written Task:

Information about the pre-course reading and written task will be sent to you closer to the start of the course.

Online Payment and Registration Form:

Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.
Please Note: Registrations Close – Wednesday, 31 October at 11:30 p.m.
{EVENTBRITE rego – Coming Soon}

Payment Processing Instructions:

To pay by credit card:

  1. select the quantity of tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button.  Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next.  Then,
  4. click on either the: MasterCard, Visa, or PayPal icons that appear at the bottom of the registration form to progress to payment processing.  Then,
  5. select your preferred method of payment (i.e. ‘Pay with Credit or Debit Card’ – the grey button that appears on the screen).  Then,
  6. on the following ‘PayPal Guest Checkout’ screen, submit your: credit card, billing address, and contact details, then click ‘Pay Now’ to complete your purchase.
    (When paying by credit card, you are under no obligation to accept the offer to: ‘Create a PayPal account?’ near the bottom of the checkout screen.)

To pay by cheque:

  1. select the quantity of registration tickets you wish to purchase.  Then,
  2. click on the green ‘Order Now’ button.  Then,
  3. complete the Online Registration Form that appears next.  Then,
  4. click on the blue word ‘Show’ that appears under the ‘Other Payment Options’ text at the bottom of the registration form.  Then,
  5. click on the blue ‘Pay By Cheque’ button that appears at the bottom of the registration form to complete your registration.  Then,
  6. post your cheque, made payable to: ‘Uniting Mission and Education’, to the address provided on your invoice.

Please, no cash upon arrival at the course.

On-site Overnight Accommodation Enquiries:

Note: Accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta is not included in your course registration.
However, a limited supply of on-site accommodation may still be available at the time of making your registration to attend.
In order to ease the process, those wishing to make an enquiry about the availability of on-site accommodation, are asked to make mention that your enquiry is related to your attendance at this course.

The Uniting Venues booking office can be contacted directly on –
Ph: 1300 138 125
E-mail: service@unitingvenues.org
Web: www.unitingvenues.org/contact (choose ‘North Parramatta’ from the ‘Preferred centre’ drop-down list)

Travelling to the Centre for Ministry:

The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport.  Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via public transport.  A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.

More Information:

If you would like more information about this course, please contact, either:
Bronwyn Murphy | Mob: 0428 411 830
Rohan England | umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8912

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